Sunday, April 28, 2019

Ash Glaze

And now some brown ash glazed pots.  Each new batch of ash glaze varies somewhat from the last depending on what wood made it to the burn pile.  Often the glaze is more matte and yellow/brown but this one came out quite dark.

Chunky basket with thick slip and brown ash glaze.

Platter with thick slip and brown ash glaze.

Got The Blues

From the last firing; a few more blue pots.

Coarse clay, thick slip and blue ash glaze.

Blue ash glazed basket.

Monday, April 8, 2019

New Pots 2019

These just came out of the last firing.  I stacked them up and thought they looked great.  So here they are.

All ash glazes except the top one.

                                            And a teapot.

Ash glaze with slip.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Two More From November 2018

Basket with Matte Glaze and Slip

Mugs with Slip and Matte Glaze

Some Photos From the November 2018 Firing

Here are a few of the successful pieces from the last firing.  There were more losses this time: either it  got too hot or we went too fast in the early part resulting in about 20% loss from the front of the kiln.

Fermentation Jar

Temmoku Fermentation Jar

Blue Ash Glazed basket 

Temmoku basket

Blue Ash Glazed Bowl

Friday, November 9, 2018

Very Abrupt Season Changes

This was yesterday.

Unloading the kiln

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Firing November 5th

We had a beautiful day for the firing.  Not too cold, no wind and only a brief rain shower.  Hopefully no disasters.  Unloading will be on Friday.  Photos next week.

I love the flaming hairdo on the stoke hole door!

Near the end.